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  1. fab1o

    Mame CHD's

    Sorry, the script I posted doesn't do that yet. Right now, to use it you'd have to download them all manually and then run the script. I posted a step by step guide in that thread. It's a time consuming effort to download them all. But there are other ways in the Internet, like torrents. But with torrents, you have to install a torrent client, you end up seeding the files and there are implications to that. But whatever works right? oh, and I thought about eventually posting the complete script that does all of it combined if I got enough positive feedback, so thank you so much for yours!
  2. fab1o

    Mame CHD's

    I use archive dot org
  3. fab1o

    Mame CHD's

    No, that's how I have them too. That's the "default" way, don't need to be doing anything different. I created the script because I wished I had this script when I first started using mame. I automated this process of downloading all CHDs from archive.org (which are all zipped) and couldn't find any other tool that did that for me. Not sure why they zip them, I guess they do cos some games have multiple CHD files, so zipping them makes more sense so you'd only need to download 1 file instead of multiple ones, but most have just 1 file I guess
  4. Hey @MadK9 I didn't create the CHDs zipped files. Those CHDs downloaded from archive.org are zipped, Because I believe some games have multiple CHD files. Take a look at Virtua Striker 4 "vs4" for instance. It's just easier to download 1 zip fle than multiple chd ones corresponding to the same rom (even thou the zip file might not necessarily help reducing the size in certain cases). Just to be clear, for those wanting to download CHDs from archive.org, (not sure where other easier source for this is but anyhow..) if you type "0.221 CHD mame" in the search bar, you can find latest version of CHDs - (even thou it's not really 221 - not sure why the author named this way, go figure) it's just a way you can find CHDs, and I just wanted to make it easier for everyone to find (I'm not the author of those CHD zipped files). The "0.221 CHD mame" search is a working example. Go try it out. I find archive.org to be a breeze to download CHDs. In conclusion, the script will automatically unzip those CHD zipped files exacly the way they should be for mame to work with them. Otherwise, you will have to do this process manually. And it works with any version of CHDs you download online because it's simply a general script for extracting files in a certain way. As long as they are zipped. I hope this helps.
  5. fab1o

    Mame CHD's

    I created a script that helps unzipping all the CHD 7zipped files to the mame roms folder, correctly unzipping them to the respective folder. Check it out:
  6. Hi there, thought I could share my powershell script that auto extracts zipped CHDs into your mame roms folder for Windows 10 (It might work on previous versions but I didn't test it). It's an automation script that follows this process: How to Get CHD Files to Work With MAME Requirements: 7-zip - you can download at 7-zip.org (located in your C:\Program Files\7-Zip, but you can change that in the script). CHD zipped files, like the series of 0.221 CHD mame files for example from archive.org My script - Download the script below. Make sure it is located in the same folder where you downloaded all the zipped CHD files. Also, make sure there's no other .7z file that is not a CHD in this folder. There's two ways to run the script: 1st way: Right-click on the script file, choose Edit or Open / Notepad (whatever works). Change the $Destination to your own roms folder in mame. Save the file and close the editor. Right-click on it again, and choose Run with PowerShell. Another way: Hit the Windows key in your keyboard and type: powershell then hit enter. Once in Powershell, go to the folder where you downloaded the script with the CHD zipped files by typing: cd "<your folder>" (for example: cd "C:\Users\Admin\Downloads") Then execute the script by typing: .\unzip_chd.ps1 -Destination "<your roms path folder>" (path where your roms folder is located, for example: .\unzip_chd.ps1 -Destination "C:\MAME\roms") If you receive an error message "File...cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system...", do this: Type: Set-ExecutionPolicy ByPass -Scope Process then type Y and hit enter. (This will be undone once you close Powershell) Now type: .\unzip_chd.ps1 -Destination "<your roms path folder>" Observations: I'm NOT the author of CHD zipped files you may download online. This script will unzip .7z files into the roms folder in mame (the one you typed in the script or command line) into their respective folders, enabling CHDs to work correctly. If you downloaded CHD files that are not zipped with 7zip but with another extension (like .zip) then all you need to do is add -ext "zip" to the command: .\unzip_chd.ps1 -Destination "<your roms path folder>" -ext "zip" The script will delete each zipped file once everything is done. If for any reason you want to keep the original zipped files, remove line 19 from the script. A version 2 of this script will be to read the roms you have in your roms folder in mame, find out if you don't have their respective CHD yet, and automatically download them. If anybody wants to help with this project, feel free to join me. If the attached file below is unavailable, you can download it from (Right-click > Save as...) https://raw.githubusercontent.com/fab1o/unzip-chd/master/unzip_chd.ps1 unzip_chd.ps1
  7. I got a work-around. Right-click on each Playlist in Launchbox and turn on "Include this Playlist with Platforms". Its's a hack but at least now in Bigbox, I can see the playlists in the Platform view and as long as I don't switch to Playlists view, it's fine. Since I only have 1 platform in this bigbox, I'm okay with this solution.
  8. My settings incase anyone asks: <?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?> <LaunchBox> <BigBoxSettings> <Theme>CriticalZoneV2 - Default</Theme> <RepeatGameMusic>false</RepeatGameMusic> <BackgroundFade>70</BackgroundFade> <ScreenTransition>Fade Quick</ScreenTransition> <PlayStartupSound>false</PlayStartupSound> <PlaySelectSound>false</PlaySelectSound> <PlayBackSound>false</PlayBackSound> <PlayNavigationSound>true</PlayNavigationSound> <ShowHiddenGames>false</ShowHiddenGames> <ShowBrokenGames>false</ShowBrokenGames> <ShowStartupSplashScreen>true</ShowStartupSplashScreen> <ShowLoadingGameMessage>true</ShowLoadingGameMessage> <FrameRate>60</FrameRate> <VideoPlaybackEngine>VLC</VideoPlaybackEngine> <CoverFlowReflectionOpacity>40</CoverFlowReflectionOpacity> <CoverFlowImageQuality>400</CoverFlowImageQuality> <SkipGameDetailsScreen>false</SkipGameDetailsScreen> <GameDetailsClearLogos>true</GameDetailsClearLogos> <GamesListPlatformClearLogos>true</GamesListPlatformClearLogos> 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  9. I had a similar problem the first time I tried to open a mame game within Launchbox. It opened fine via mame64. So I thought it was my graphics card not being powerful enough. I turned my HLSL settings down in mame.ini, closed Launchbox and opened it again, I tried it again and it opened normally.
  10. Have you looked into this: https://www.howtogeek.com/409581/how-to-write-an-autohotkey-script/
  11. Hi there, I'm using version 10.14. I imported a bunch of mame games and then did the "Create Missing Arcade/MAME Playlists". All I have is 1 platform: Arcade. And a bunch of different playlist types. Also did finish the "Download Platform/Playlist Theme Videos." Everything looks fine in Launchbox, I can see the clear logos of each playlist, but when I go to Bigbox and hit the "show Playlists" button, nothing shows up. If I use the arrow keys, it feels like I can scroll through them because I hear the sound of scrolling, but the playlist logos are not showing up. I already did refresh Image cache and force all images. Not sure what else to do. Any help is appreciated. See attached screenshot.
  12. Retrotastic Full Screen View File A Retrotastic 2.04 but for any resolution screen! And with a couple of other tweaks! I love using Retrotastic but it has a few issues for me: My resolution screen is not 1920 by 1080, it's a little bit bigger than that and so it wasn't filling the whole screen. My resolution is actually set at 1680 by 1050 in Windows but scaled to 125%. See screenshot. The transitions from platform to games list to game details were too slow for me. When I select a platform, the loading screen was taking too long and I could already see the games view by the time the loading screen showed up. There's no game notes and I like to read them in the game view screen. Here is how I made it: Removed all sizing that limits the resolution to 1080p; Added Stretch="Fill" for all Image backgrounds; Switched Force16X9AspectRatio to false. Here are other tweaks that I did: Added a label in the games view to display at the bottom, a little (partial) brief about the game. Disabled the loading aspects so the transtions from platform to games list to game details are immediate. I would like to give a shout-out to its author: @faeran Thank you! Fabio Costa Submitter fab1o Submitted 04/19/2020 Category Big Box Custom Themes  
  13. Version 2.04-Alt

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    A Retrotastic 2.04 but for any resolution screen! And with a couple of other tweaks! I love using Retrotastic but it has a few issues for me: My resolution screen is not 1920 by 1080, it's a little bit bigger than that and so it wasn't filling the whole screen. My resolution is actually set at 1680 by 1050 in Windows but scaled to 125%. See screenshot. The transitions from platform to games list to game details were too slow for me. When I select a platform, the loading screen was taking too long and I could already see the games view by the time the loading screen showed up. There's no game notes and I like to read them in the game view screen. Here is how I made it: Removed all sizing that limits the resolution to 1080p; Added Stretch="Fill" for all Image backgrounds; Switched Force16X9AspectRatio to false. Here are other tweaks that I did: Added a label in the games view to display at the bottom, a little (partial) brief about the game. Disabled the loading aspects so the transtions from platform to games list to game details are immediate. I would like to give a shout-out to its author: @faeran Thank you! Fabio Costa
  14. Here's what I'm currently doing to easily eliminate dup images, maybe it would be helpful for others. Example case: I have a game with two 3D box arts that was downloaded by Launchbox from Launchbox database and from Emumovies. The box art images are exactly the same, and sometimes they are different but are for the same game. 1) Go to the images folder in File Explorer. Open a type, say "Box - 3D" 2) Open each Region, and copy all files. Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C 3) Go back one folder level (to the "Images\Platform" folder), paste all files in there and select Skip. (I select skip because a) I noticed the games in the region folder are larger and I want to save space, b) I prefer a general image than a specific region image in case they don't match, and I'm fine with it) 4) Delete the region folder. Do that for each region for each image type. Keep in mind I usually only have one region per game. So this works well for me.
  15. But, there is something odd with the Auditing tool. For 1 game, it tells me that I have 3 box images, two 3D box images, 4 cart images, four 3D cart images. When I click on Edit, I odn't see any of those numbers. And in my File Explorer, also I don't have that many images. The Auditing tool is counting images wrong. I have only 1 of each. The Edit a game screen is correct, the Auditing is wrong. If Launchbox did the following below, it would be easier to eliminate dup images:
  16. Thanks! That really helps and yes, it's indeed what I wanted to do. Thanks a lot. What about an easy way to eliminate duplicated Images? I thought about number 7 here: https://bitbucket.org/jasondavidcarr/launchbox/issues/5222/feature-request-for-saving-space-download but it would be better to do it in the UI
  17. I think the regions folder could safely be removed. Add the region to the name. ie: Alien Storm-EU-01.png, Alien Storm-NA-01.png, Alien Storm-NA-02.png... and then, leave them all in the same image type folder. That way would be easier to eliminate dups in File Explorer. An even better way would be always create a folder for each game, and include all the images of that game into an Images subfolder for each game (no matter what type it is) (eliminting the general Images folder alltogether) The option already exists in the import section but it doesn't do much with it. Then if a user wants all the images into 1 single folder, for some reason, include an option in Launchbox to export all the images of all selected games to a zip file or to a selected folder.
  18. I think that's worse. It's difficult to delete "dup" images when they are spreaded out in multiple type and region folders. The UI makes it easier.
  19. The other solution is to buy alarger hard drive and then just select download ALL ? but right now I'm limited in my SSD
  20. Yes, that ONLY works if its thesame image type. But take into consideration that the whole point of this all is to save space on disk. Having said that, Launchbox doesn't save space on disk in the following situation: Say I have 1,000 games, 970 have 3D box arts and 30 don't have any box art (because when you imported, you only selected 3D box art to save space). Now the ones that don't have box art, you want them to have the flat ones, because at least they will have something to display. Now going through the process again and selecting the option in the middle, will download to ALL because other ones also don't have flat ones. Remember: The point of all this is to save space. So I suggest that the download process could be smart with a either “download only 1 type of box art image is enough" button, and choose which one is preferable (3D versus flat) or add a 4th option at the end, to "only download box arts for titles that have none"
  21. That helps to address grouping the games without images, thanks!
  22. This doesn't work for the effect that is expected. If I have say 1,000 games, 980 have box arts (regardless of what kind, let say it's the 3D one) and 20 don't have any box art, and I go throught this process you mentioned to download images and select flat box art for those that don't have any, then Lauchbox will download images to ALL of them even if I select this option you mentioned. Then titles will have 3D box art and flat box arts. And I only want them to have the 3D one, and for those that don't have the 3D one available, then have the flat one (but only for those 20) The point of all this is to save space. Or the download process could be smart with a “download only 1 type of box art image is enough button“, and choose which one is preferable (3D versus flat) or have an option to select to only download box arts for titles that have none, and (including the ones that already have 3D boxes and you are selecting to download a flat box art).
  23. Yeah I know you can right-click. But when you have a lot of games to delete photos, having a dedicated button saves a lot of time. It would also be good to have the size in pixels and kbytes displayed, sometimes duplicated photos are identical and the only difference is the size. Thank you.
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